An aggrieved former governorship aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Dotun Babayemi, has been warned by the party not to seek further legal action against the candidature of governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke.
Recall that the Court of Appeal sitting in Akure last week declared Adeleke as the valid candidate of the PDP.
Babayemi who contested in another primary of the party in Osun State had challenged the primary which produced Adeleke as the candidate of the PDP.
The Osun PDP Caretaker Chairman, Akindele Adekunle, in a statement released concerning Babayemi’s action said “the primary that produced Senator Adeleke fulfilled all extant regulations and legal requirements in line with the electoral act among others.
“The party not only duly authorised the primary, but the right delegates also participated at the right venue with right statutory supervision while a valid court order equally mandated the holding and organisation of the governorship primary.”
The party expressed worry that Babayemi might be a tool of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to truncate Adeleke’s victory in the July 16th governorship election.
Adekunle said, “Any hope of stealing people’s mandate for Senator Ademola Adeleke through the backdoor is a venture doomed from conception.”
The party warned that any further action of Babayemi would be seen as anti-party and action against voters in Osun State.
PDP called on Babayemi to drop the case and honour the choice of the Osun people.